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Vast numbers of different prokaryotic microorganisms shape the biosphere, with diverse metabolic capabilities. Determination of genome sequences for a wide range of bacteria and archaea now requires an in-depth knowledge of prokaryotic metabolic function to give biochemical, physiological and ecological meaning to the genomic information. This new edition describes up-to-date knowledge of the key metabolic processes that occur under different conditions, and the cellular processes that determine prokaryotic roles in the environment, biotechnology and human health. Essential for students of microbiology, applied microbiology, biotechnology, genomics and systems biology, this advanced textbook covers prokaryotic structure, composition, nutrient transport, biosynthesis and growth. Newly characterised metabolic pathways are included, as well as the latest understanding of metabolic regulation and stress responses. Additionally, the link between energetics, growth and survival is discussed as well as the maintenance of genetic integrity by the bacterial immune system.Read more
- Relays significant new knowledge relating to the metabolism and physiology of prokaryotes under different conditions and environments, in a fully updated and expanded edition
- Provides an overview of the key metabolic processes that determine the roles of bacteria and archaea in the environment, biotechnology and human health
- Presents detailed accounts of topics ranging from metabolic stress responses and energy requirements for cell survival to bacterial immune systems and TCA cycles in cyanobacteria
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: June 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781316622919
- length: 504 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 188 x 23 mm
- weight: 1.1kg
- contains: 373 b/w illus. 60 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to bacterial physiology and metabolism
2. Composition and structure of prokaryotic cells
3. Membrane transport – nutrient uptake and protein excretion
5. Tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation
6. Biosynthesis and growth
7. Heterotrophic metabolism on substrates other than glucose
8. Anaerobic fermentation
9. Anaerobic respiration
12. Metabolic regulation
13. Energy, environment and microbial survival.
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